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sundog

[ suhn-dawg, -dog ]
/ ˈsʌnˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg /
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noun

a small or incomplete rainbow.

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Origin of sundog

First recorded in 1625–35; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for sundog

sundog
/ (ˈsʌnˌdɒɡ) /

noun

another word for parhelion
a small rainbow or halo near the horizon
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